The following announcement may be of interest to the TEI community: at the
Transcribe Bentham crowdsourcing project, we are encouraging users to add
minimal TEI markup to their transcriptions of Jeremy Bentham's manuscripts.
Feel free to join the cause!
[apologies for cross-posting]
The Bentham Project at UCL seeks the assistance of willing participants in
an initiative to transcribe the manuscripts of philosopher and reformer
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832).
Today sees the launch of the Transcribe Bentham Transcription Desk, an
online tool designed to harness the efforts of all Bentham fans – whether
schoolchildren, history enthusiasts, academics or armchair philosophers – to
bring his work into the digital age and the world at large.
The Transcription Desk allows participants to transcribe material from
facsimile images of Bentham’s previously unpublished manuscripts. The
resulting transcripts will be included in a freely-accessible database of
Bentham’s Manuscripts at UCL, and will assist in the preparation of future
printed volumes of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham at the Bentham Project.
For further information on Transcribe Bentham, visit:
To start transcribing, visit the Transcription Desk:
Transcribe Bentham is a joint initiative of the Bentham Project, UCL Centre
for Digital Humanities, University of London Computer Centre, and UCL
Library Services, and is supported by the AHRC.
Dr Justin Tonra
Research Associate, Bentham Project
University College London
+44 (0)20 7679 3607
j.tonra at ucl.ac.uk